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Context

Since its creation in 2006, the SENSeOR company, which develops passive measurement solutions without embedded energy and remotely searchable, has always collaborated closely with the FEMTO-ST institute through numerous research projects and theses.
In 2008, a branch of the company was created on the TEMIS technology park to be closer to the research laboratories and facilitate the transfer of technology.
It is in this context that the FEMTO-ST and SENSeOR institute decided in September 2015 to engage in a structured bilateral partnership by creating a joint research laboratory, named "Physical Acoustics, Sensors and Embedded Systems" or "PhASES". This project is anchored in physics and microacoustics technologies, a field of expertise recognized by the laboratory and the basis of the transduction used by the sensors developed and marketed. Since its creation in 2006, SENSeOR, which develops passive measurement solutions without energy embedded and remotely searchable, has always collaborated closely with the FEMTO-ST institute through numerous research projects and theses.
In 2008, a branch of the company was created on the TEMIS technology park to be closer to the research laboratories and facilitate the transfer of technology.
It is within this framework that the FEMTO-ST and SENSeOR institute decided in September 2015 to engage in a structured bilateral partnership by creating a joint research laboratory, named "Physical Acoustics, Sensors and Embedded Systems" or "PhASES". . This project is anchored in physics and microacoustics technologies, recognized field of expertise of the laboratory and foundation of the transduction used by the sensors developed and marketed by SENSeOR.

Objective

The aim of this collaboration is the joint development of incremental and breakthrough innovations in areas related to the development of new, high-performance, wireless, and low-cost passive sensors, as well as their enhancement for well-identified markets. From the definition of a common scientific program, and its roadmap, the interaction is particularly fruitful thanks to the exploitation of the methods of time metrology and frequencies applied to systems using elastic wave transducers and microfabrication means of FEMTO-ST with the Central MIMENTO Technology, member of the national network of technology centers for technological Research Base RTB / RENATECH.

SCIENTIFIC AREAS

 

Under "PhASE" four major scientific themes were identified:
1- Frequency increase of acoustic sensors of physical quantities, in particular temperature, stress and pressure through new concepts;
2- System Integration and Sensor Packaging;
3- Methods of analysis of the metrology of time and frequencies applied to the sensors;
4- Digital electronics for control and signal processing in time-frequency.

This roadmap encompasses all aspects of measurement systems, from modeling and implementation of new sensor architectures to integration, remote interrogation and multi-sensor strategy, increasing range and improving the sensivity.

Contact : Thomas BARON

FAST-LAB

The FAST-LAB -- Certified And Secure Time and frequency transfer -- common laboratory project aims at promoting and shaping the interest of the FEMTO-ST institute and the company Gorgy Timing for developing secure and certified time dissemination systems.

FEMTO-ST, through its Time and Frequency department, exhibits a long and internationally recognized expertise in characterizing and generating ultra-stable frequency signals. Digital signal processing techniques applied to radiofrequency (RF) signals, derived from software defined radio techniques, for characterizing time and spectral characteristics of oscillators provide the opportunity to bridge the fields of interests of the two partners. FEMTO-ST also provides expertise in the field of cybersecurity through the security test team of the Computer Science department (DISC), hence providing a synergy on the research topics ranging from time-frequency to software security.

More information, click FAST-LAB

Contacts :

Jean-Michel FRIEDT - jmfriedt@femto-st.fr

Bruno LEGEARD - blegeard@femto-st